Archive for December, 2009

Delegation for Managers – That First Class Skill

December 27, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

When we delegate as managers, we create time and space for ourselves, to do more of what we alone can do best. We add new opportunities to our people to develop their skills and evolve a much more capable workforce. What could be better? The first thing to understand about delegation is that it simply […]

Continue Reading

Scrooged – A Dickens of a Way to Manage Change!

December 24, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Managing change in our lives and in our businesses is vital in the modern environments in which we live. There is much to learn from that old and cantankerous Dickens character, Mr Ebenezer Scrooge himself…

Continue Reading

Never Forget the Thank You

December 22, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

At any time of the year, being aware of and appreciating the contributions of your people is a vital component in building the valuable relationships you need. Relationships that will add value to the mutual benefits that come from engagement of employee with employer towards a common set of goals. Particularly at festive times, the […]

Continue Reading

Building Business Relationships – One Simple Tactic

December 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Building useful relationships in a business world is probably one of the most valuable actions anyone can take. Yet there are many challenges to ensure that it’s authentic and effective at the same time. Finding a particular trick that makes the difference can save a lot of time and energy, as well as being a […]

Continue Reading

Growing Capable Employees – The Easy Way

December 19, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Do you ‘CELT’ each day? If you want to get yourself excellent employees, fully formed and using their full potential – maybe it’s time to think about it! Through engaging our people, we can bring the best from them – maybe even more than they might have thought possible, though as a manager who believes […]

Continue Reading

Change

December 18, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

“Pro-active change is more effective than reactive change” Share this:

Continue Reading

Building Employee Confidence – Is This a Clue?

December 17, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

One clue to recognizing a shortfall in employee confidence, might be if they sometimes becomes withdrawn or silent, especially when in a group setting, like meetings, or other team gatherings. This can also indicate that you have employees who are not confident working as they are right now. And another clue might be how an […]

Continue Reading

When Employees Doing Their Best Is Good Enough

December 13, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Managers always want the best from their people and that means that they expect them to deliver results to the criteria agreed. Where their people fail to show up with the outcomes they want, that can mean that failure is so often the only way to describe what happened. Savvy managers understand that when things […]

Continue Reading

Employee Motivation – Why It Makes Sense

December 11, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

There are many different ways that you can motivate the people in your business. It is worth trying a few different activities (some formal – others less so), to ensure that you are responding to the needs of as many of your staff as possible. Another tactic may be to present your staff with a […]

Continue Reading

The Art of Managing Exceptions

December 6, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It’s vital for any manager to create a disciplined approach to the way they manage their team. Discipline enables a focused approach with employees and the deliverables that are their required goals. Team and individual discipline includes a number of rules and protocols by which every member of the team knows what is and isn’t […]

Continue Reading